2004 PBA draft

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2004 PBA draft
General information
Date(s) January 16, 2004
Time 4:00 pm
Location Glorietta Activity Center, Makati
Network(s) ABC
First selection Rich Alvarez (Shell Turbo Chargers)
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The 2004 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rookie draft was an event at which teams drafted players from the amateur ranks. It was held on January 16, 2004 at the Glorietta Mall at Makati City. [1] This is the last draft to be held within a calendar year.

Round 1[edit]

* Mythical team member # All-star
Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
1 Rich Alvarez  Philippines Shell Turbo Chargers Ateneo
2 James Yap*  Philippines Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs UE
3 Marc Pingris*  Philippines FedEx Express PSBA
4 Ranidel de Ocampo*  Philippines FedEx Express St. Francis
5 Sonny Thoss*  Papua New Guinea Alaska Aces James Cook
6 Denver Lopez  United States Red Bull Thunder Cal State Fullerton
7 Ervin Sotto  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs (to Shell via San Miguel Beermen) St. Francis
8 Nelbert Omolon*  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors PCU
9 Wesley Gonzales  Philippines FedEx Express Ateneo
10 Gary David*  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers Lyceum

Round 2[edit]

* Mythical team member # All-star
Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
11 Paul Artadi#  Philippines Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs UE
12 Carlo Sharma  Philippines Shell Turbo Chargers De La Salle
13 Kim Valenzuela  United States Sta. Lucia Realtors Cuyamaca
14 Niño Gelig  Philippines Talk 'N Text Phone Pals UST
15 Willy Wilson  Philippines Alaska Aces De La Salle
16 Francis Mercado  Philippines Red Bull Thunder San Beda
17 Ronald Cuan  Philippines Sta. Lucia Realtors De La Salle
18 Christopher Guerrero  Philippines Talk 'N Text Phone Pals USP
19 Manny Ramos  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers De La Salle

San Miguel Beermen passed on this round.

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
20 Theodore Hawkins, Jr  United States Barangay Ginebra Kings Cosumnes
21 Manuel Huelar  Philippines FedEx Express USJ-R
22 Bernzon Franco  Philippines Alaska Aces PCU
23 Epok Quimpo  Philippines Talk 'N Text Phone Pals Ateneo
24 Rhagnee Sinco  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers FEU

Red Bull Thunder, San Miguel Beermen and Sta. Lucia Realtors passed on this round.

Round 4[edit]

Pick Player Country of origin* PBA team College
25 Niño Bien Marquez  Philippines FedEx Express San Carlos
26 Eric dela Cuesta  Philippines Alaska Aces ACT (Cebu)
27 Warren Ybañez  Philippines Coca-Cola Tigers PSBA

Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs, Shell Turbo Chargers, Barangay Ginebra Kings, Red Bull Thunder, Sta. Lucia Realtors and Talk 'N Text Phone Pals passed on this round.

Undrafted players[edit]

Draftee's name followed by college. All undrafted players become rookie free agents.


* All players are Filipinos until proven otherwise.

See also[edit]


Preceded by
2003 PBA draft
PBA draft
Succeeded by
2005 PBA draft